LONDON ONT. – Organizers of Western’s iron ring ceremony were met with ‘heated emotion’ after announcing this year’s event would be held virtually despite the Ontario government lifting COVID-19 restrictions. This is the third consecutive year Western’s Camp 11 Board Association will hold the ceremony via Zoom. The Calling of
By Hayley Tubrett— Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Monday that $4 billion of funding will be put toward municipalities and transit services in Ontario. After months of negotiations, Ford said the municipalities have come together to secure funding from the federal government. About $2 billion of the funding will be
By Vicky Qiao— For many Ontarians, masks are something to put on in public and take off at home—but those living in shelters need to follow a different set of rules. As Ontario enters stage-three reopening, regional municipalities across the province have introduced mandatory mask bylaws, which require people to
By Hayley Tubrett— Known to some as the “mass eviction bill,” Ontario’s new legislation could leave renters scrambling to find a new place to live without much notice, housing activists say. In March, the Government of Ontario suspended all residential evictions as part of the province’s COVID-19 economic response strategy.
By Vicky Qiao— As sports return and bars reopen, Canadians should still take caution when mitigating the risk of spreading COVID-19, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer said Tuesday. In response to concerns regarding a National Hockey League plan to bring a media crew of about 50 people to Canada
By Hayley Tubrett— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he “deeply regrets” his decision to grant WE Charity the contract to fund summer jobs. “Because of a mistake I made—by not withdrawing from these conversations when the public service recommended we move forward with the WE organization—it has gotten a little
By Adriana Vicic— Ontario Premier Doug Ford focused on the importance of supporting Ontario businesses and manufacturers in his Friday afternoon address. Ford announced the “Ontario Made Program,” supported by Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME). He says this program will help Ontarians use purchasing power to support homegrown manufacturers and
By Mira Williamson— Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) hosted a Facebook Live event Thursday to explain the new mandatory mask policy in enclosed commercial spaces. The event was led by Dr. Ethan Toumishey, who gave a demonstration on proper mask wearing protocol and spoke about the policy. HPEPH announced